EVANSVILLE, Indiana – Unless you’re an ice fisherman, winter is a great time for indoor activities like cooking classes.
Then you can take what you have learned home with you to your own warm kitchen. Whether you’re into plant-based eating, visually stunning charcuterie, exotic worldly fare, or old-fashioned comfort food, here are six places to pick up culinary knowledge. Follow the links for more information and to register for courses.
Agape Graze Charcuterie offers pasture boxes or platters of meats, cheeses, veggies, dips and more for pickup or delivery. Owner Jessica Joymachen can also come to you and arrange a display of colorful edibles right at your home or at the venue. And she offers cured meat courses.
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Upcoming are two adult Valentine’s Day workshops on Thursday 10th February at The Elm in Henderson and Monday 14th February at the Jennings Street Public House in Newburgh.
Classes cost $75 per pair and include tutorials and instructions frommachen, six chocolate-covered strawberries, a specially engraved wooden charcuterie board, and charcuterie for two.
machen has also put together a range of courses for teenagers. The first of the High School Sweethearts Charcuterie workshop series for students in grades 9 through 12 will be held at Paparazzi Glamor and Gowns on Lincoln Avenue on Saturday, February 12 from 6-7 p.m
Classes are $30 per person and include a charcuterie board for two, chocolate-covered strawberries, sparkling juice, a professional photo and prom purchase credit from paparazzi.
For more information, call Agape Graze at 812-518-0008.
Caper in New Harmony, Indiana has a little bit of everything food-related. Head inside to find gadgets, cookware, linens, gourmet food concoctions, mason jars and pickles, plentiful tastings, a bakery, food from the Main Cafe across the street, and weekend cooking classes.
Owner Mary Beth Guard is an air fryer enthusiast and regularly conducts training sessions on their use. You’ll also find courses on other subjects, from baking and pastries to Thai dishes. Private groups of five or more are always welcome and individual class menus can be arranged.
Upcoming classes include soft pretzel making, fondue, superbowl appetizers, and Valentine’s Day cookies. All classes are $40.
Perhaps coolest of all, Capers has an in-house molten glass workshop where students can create their own colorful glass coasters, plates, coasters, or other items like jewelry or a night light. Call to arrange a class alone or with your group. They cost $55 per person.
Caper’s Emporium is located at 602 Main St. in New Harmony, Indiana; 812-682-6112.
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In Susannah Dickman’s classes, you’ll learn how a diet of whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits can help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Her next Kickstart your Health online series begins Saturday, January 22nd. There are seven courses, all of which start at 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. They’re $10 each, or buy the entire series at a discount. Topics include ‘The Power of Your Plate’, ‘Breaking the Food Temptation’, ‘Digestive Health’ and ‘Keys to Natural Appetite Control’ among others.
Classes will be conducted via Zoom and will include a live lecture and three to four recipe demonstrations.
Email Dickman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-401-0289.
Gangnam on Main Street in Evansville is the place to go for a full menu of Korean favorites like Yook Gae Jang Spicy Beef Soup, Bibim Bap Rice Bowls and Banchan Appetizers.
Gangnam also offers regular courses in sushi preparation, whether it’s simple rolling for beginners in Sushi 101 or more advanced techniques in the 201 level courses. Classes are hands-on, all equipment is provided, and participants eat their own sandwiches and one from the house.
Gangnam has also offered classes on how to make kimchi, Koreans’ favorite fermented cabbage.
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Check out Gangnam’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Gangnameville for information on upcoming courses that will be announced shortly.
Gangnam Korean BBQ is located at 518 Main St.; 812-550-1171.
Siciliano Subs on Franklin Street started out as a sandwich shop serving Boar’s Head meat and cheese subs, but found a second pandemic niche with sausage boxes and platters. It was so successful that a separate Siciliano Charcuterie store will soon open.
Owner Danielle Siciliano-Hodge is also happy to give charcuterie classes. Upcoming are two courses for couples on Friday 4th February and Friday 11th February starting at 6pm. Classes are held at Siciliano Subs (or the new Siciliano Charcuterie if the building opens in time) and cost $85 per couple. They include all teaching materials, a handmade cutting board and a drink per person.
On Saturday, February 26th, an Alice in Wonderland class for all ages at 4pm is $50 per person.
Siciliano Subs is located at 2021 W. Franklin St. To contact Siciliano Charcuterie, call 812-455-8713.
Thyme in the Kitchen on Franklin Street is a kitchen, cookware and tabletop shop with the largest selection of cooking classes in the area.
15-20 courses are offered each month in the store’s spacious demonstration kitchen area. Lunch classes are from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and cost $25. Evening courses last two to two and a half hours and have different prices.
This can be elegant three-course menus with a cash desk or more technology-oriented. In times without a pandemic, practical courses are offered. Upcoming topics include sourdough bread, vegan meal prep techniques at Kitchen Zen, cooking with red wine, Northern Italian cuisine and more. Private groups and individual menus are welcome. All Thyme in the Kitchen public courses are listed on the website at thymeinthekitchen.com.
Thyme in the Kitchen is located at 2308 W. Franklin St.; 812-437-2726.
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